How to Change Default Browser in Windows 10?

Edge is the default browser in Windows 10. When you open any webpages or local files with .html extension, Windows will use Edge to open the content. This will be embracing if you don’t like Edge and use Chrome or Firefox on your PC. You can choose the browser by holding the shift key and right click on the file to choose “Open with” option. But doing so when opening each single file is a daunting task.

Let us say you want to use Chrome as your default browser. So the simple solution is to change the default browser to Chrome so that Windows will open all web files with Chrome.

How to Change Default Browser in Windows 10?

Follow the below steps to change the default browser in Windows 10.

Most of the times, when you open Chrome browser, you can see there will be a yellow bar at the top which will be asking for to set Google Chrome browser as your default browser. You can simply click on ‘set as default’. If you don’t see such bar, you can always change it from the internal settings in Windows 10.

For this, you need to open ‘settings’ from the start menu by clicking on a small gear icon. If you don’t see an icon, simply search for ‘settings’ and hit enter key.

Open Settings in Windows 10
Open Settings in Windows 10

When you’re inside of this panel, you need to open the “Apps” section.

Apps Settings in Windows 10
Apps Settings in Windows 10

Now, you’ll see a lot of options there, from the left-side menu, click on ‘Default apps’.

Default Apps Section
Default Apps Section

Now, scroll to the bottom on the right hand pane, you’ll see “Web browser” section. By default Windows 10 will have Microsoft Edge as a default browser. So, if you didn’t change it, you will see Microsoft Edge otherwise you will see the current default browser. Just click the current one. It will ask you to ‘choose an app’ to set as default browser. You can select for ‘Google Chrome’ and it’s done.

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Choose Chrome as Default Browser
Choose Chrome as Default Browser

You have successfully set your default browser as ‘Chrome’ in Windows 10. Now open any html file to see that it opens in Google Chrome by default.

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